Untangling the False Claims

A bunch of people have written me recently about their YouTube videos getting claimed by TuneSat. So I called TuneSat, and I sent Mark over at TuneSat some information about a claim.

The assets were attributed to another company that uses TuneSat; Audiam. Mike from Adium found my music, stopped the account, and released all of the claims. I’m still not sure who uploaded my music claiming to represent me… but I’m working on that with Mike.

The good news is, all of the erroneous claims that looked like they were coming from TuneSat should all be released.

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UPDATE! This was caught very early by you all! There were only 481 claims total (most of them being for “The Complex” and “Call to Adventure”). The claims were only active for about a day. All is well again!

George Street Shuffle

I just had to play with the new and improved CinePerc vibraphones.
I made this!

And I’m trying a new thing… I get enough requests for uncompressed versions of things, that I might start putting together packages. The one for this piece includes AIFF files of the one featured above, as well as solo’d parts, or if you want to mix out the vibes and add something of your own, you could do that.

Currently $5.65 here.

If you donate to incompetech with subscriptions, or other regular payments, just email me the name associated with the donations, and I’ll send you a code for $5.65 off this download!
($5.65 – $5.65 = $free)
This offer good for one month!

Ghost Story

You’ve all been requesting more horror music for a while now, and I just picked up a new Vibraphone, so why not!?

You can watch the notes on Youtube:

Or you can watch the waveform from SoundCloud:

Download from SoundCloud (for a limited time) or from this site here.

Cheers, all!

Melon Drop

Just found out about Melon Drop for iPad. For an indie game, it is super pro on the graphics and level design.

Also, it is free.

Melon drop

Also, it is fun… Except for level 19, which is darned near impossible.

Also, it uses my music… Which is why I’m posting about it. :-)

Dyscaptia

I have a cognitive processing condition. I call it “dyscaptia”. Those CAPTCHAs, little photos of twisted texts that are on various sites that are designed to confuse computers, confuse me.

CAPTCHA and me.

And I don’t mean that they take me a moment to figure out. I can not read them at all. I was off of Facebook for months because the password recovery process requires one of these things.

If your site requires one of these to use your product, or send a message… you will never hear from me. I have dyscaptia.

Oh! You have “alternate methods”, you say!!! One can just listen to the garbled audio version, you say!! Turns out no. I can’t. Well, I can listen, but I do not comprehend.

If they would have said you can either write a paper on symbolism in One Hundred Years of Solitude – or you can type in this CAPTCHA… it is at least possible for me to write that paper.

My work-around for CAPTCHA involves me getting on video chat with someone who will tell me what the hell the thing says.

It is mildly amazing to me, actually. There can be 5 people on the video chat – all of whom give me the same answer. And even when I KNOW the answer, I still can’t figure out how they got there.

So, either that Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart is wrong, or I am not human.


UPDATE

Got a great note from Maartin…

The possible solution to your problem: Rumola
If you use google chrome, I suggest you do, you can install this web addon called Rumola, with that you can bypass the captcha’s, it solves them for you, of course it probaly won’t work ALL the time, but it’s probably better than calling 5 other people on skype or something like that.

Here’s a link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rumola-bypass-captcha/bjjgbdlbgjeoankjijbmheneoekbghcg

Thanks!